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2010-2019 All Available For Free (Open Access) eBook English High school (grades 9+) Novel Online Print

Pride

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Contemporary retelling of Jane Austen’s Pride and Prejudice starring characters of colour. Zuri and her four sisters try and hold onto their cultural identity as they adjust to their rapidly gentrifying neighborhood, circumstance which is highlighted by the wealthy Darcy family moving in right across the street.

Year of Release: 2018

Author(s): Ibi Zoboi

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2020-today All Audiobook CEFR B1 CEFR B2 eBook English High school (grades 9+) Novel Print

Meet Cute Diary

Noah, a trans boy, believes to be an expert when it comes to romance. With his blog, the Meet Cute Diary, he invents stories about transgender love and helps trans readers all around the world to come out. However, when his blog is revealed to only include fictious stories, he gets himself into a fake relationship, which turns out to be very different from what he expected. He realizes that dating in real life is not quite the same as the love stories on his blog.

Year of Release: 2021

Author(s): Emery Lee

Preview: https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/53180089-meet-cute-diary

Further information (link): https://www.goodreads.com/author/show/20210791.Emery_Lee

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ebook URL: https://www.amazon.de/Meet-Cute-Diary-English-Emery-ebook/dp/B08F7SD1VX

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2000-2009 All Audiobook CEFR B1 CEFR B2 eBook English High school (grades 9+) Novel Print

The Rock and the River

This novel tells the story of 13-year-old Sam, who is the son of civil rights activist, Roland Childs. Set in Chicago in 1968, Sam is torn between believing his father of his best friend – can you change things without violence?

Year of Release: 2009

Author(s): Kekla Magoon

Preview: https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/5612052-the-rock-and-the-river

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ebook URL: https://www.amazon.com/Rock-River-Coretta-Scott-King/dp/1416978038

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2010-2019 All Audiobook CEFR B1 CEFR B2 eBook English High school (grades 9+) Novel Print

The 57 Bus: A True Story of Two Teenagers and the Crime That Changed Their Lives

Two high school students, Sasha and Richard, take the same bus everyday. Even though they take the same bus, they live in different worlds. Sasha grew up in a middle-class white family and attended a private school. Richard, a black teenager, went to a public school and lived in a dangerous area. One day, a fire occurred on the bus which left Sasha badly burned while Richard was accused of hate crimes and is now facing a life sentence.

Year of Release: 2017

Author(s): Dashka Slater

Preview: https://www.goodreads.com/en/book/show/33155325-the-57-bus

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ebook URL: https://www.amazon.com/57-Bus-Story-Teenagers-Changed/dp/0374303231

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2010-2019 All Audiobook CEFR B1 CEFR B2 eBook English High school (grades 9+) LGBTQI* Novel Print

The Book of Pride: LGBTQ Heroes Who Changed the World

This book is a true story about the gay rights movement that started in the 1960s and is still going on today. The Book of Pride features interviews with people who have been part of the movement and it tells their story in hopes to encourage people to be courageous and fight for positive change.

Year of Release: 2019

Author(s): Mason Funk

Preview: https://www.goodreads.com/en/book/show/41454014-the-book-of-pride

Further information (link): https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Book_of_Pride

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ebook URL: https://www.amazon.com/Book-Pride-LGBTQ-Heroes-Changed-ebook/dp/B07CWRWRFX

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2020-today All Audiobook CEFR B1 CEFR B2 eBook English High school (grades 9+) Novel Print

This is My America

This YA novel explores the connection between racism, injustices and the American criminal justice system. Tracy Beaumont is fighting to get her father out of prison, who is a Black man, wrongfully accused, and is now waiting on death row.

Year of Release: 2020

Author(s): Kim Johnson

Preview: https://www.goodreads.com/en/book/show/52855111-this-is-my-america

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ebook URL: https://www.amazon.com/This-My-America-Kim-Johnson/dp/0593118766

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2010-2019 All Audiobook CEFR B1 CEFR B2 eBook English Extensive Length (more than 8 hrs) High school (grades 9+) Language Novel Other Physical Formats Print

Tyler Johnson was Here

The book tells about the story of police violence in the United States where Marvin Johnson’s twin brother, Tyler, was deadly shot. Talking about current race debates in the United States, the book brings quetsions of (in)justices to the forefront.

Year of Release: 2018

Author(s): Jay Coles

Preview: https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/35604682-tyler-johnson-was-here?ac=1&from_search=true&qid=XoToFWDyjp&rank=1

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ebook URL: https://www.amazon.de/Tyler-Johnson-Was-Here-English-ebook/dp/B073Q2R9SN

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2020-today All CEFR B1 CEFR B2 English Extracts - Well Suited for Teaching With Extracts High school (grades 9+) Medium Length (up to 8 hrs) Novel Physical Format Poetry Uncategorized

Poet X

Poet X tells the story of teenage girl Xiomara growing up in the United States feeling lost and finding herself in the poetry she writes. The poet-style novel describes her family, school, and love life by mediating everyday struggles for teenager coming-off age. Intercultural and intergenerational tensions are evident in the book and challenge heteronormative assumptions of gender, age, and ethnicity.

Year of Release: 2020

Author(s): Elizabeth Alcevedo

Preview: https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/33294200-the-poet-x

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ebook URL: https://www.amazon.de/Poet-X-Elizabeth-Acevedo-ebook/dp/B07RN4RJVP/ref=tmm_kin_swatch_0?_encoding=UTF8&qid=1637328546&sr=8-1

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2010-2019 All High school (grades 9+) LGBTQI*

With the Fire on High

The book tells the story of seventeen-year-old Emon’s life as a teenage mother living with her grandmother dealing with difficult decisions. Keeping her head down at school, trying not to get caught up with new boy Malachi and managing her small family’s life are daily tasks for the young woman. In order to manage them, the kitchen becomes the one place where she can let everything go and where the magic happens.

Year of Release: 2019

Author(s): Elizabeth Acevedo

Preview: https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/38739562-with-the-fire-on-high

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ISBN: 006266283X

ebook URL: https://www.amazon.com/-/de/dp/B079WW2QKM/ref=tmm_kin_swatch_0?_encoding=UTF8&qid=&sr=

Audiobook URL: https://www.amazon.com/-/de/dp/B07MWDPBK6/ref=tmm_aud_swatch_0?_encoding=UTF8&qid=&sr=

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2010-2019 All Audiobook CEFR B1 CEFR B2 eBook English Extensive Length (more than 8 hrs) High school (grades 9+) Novel Print

We Set the Dark on Fire

As a young adult version of Atwood’s A Handmaid’s Tale, We Set the Dark on Fire mirrors real world issues of immigration and equality by describing the Medio School of Girls, an institute that trains distinguished young women for the roles in their dystopian society. Depending on the girl’s quality, she will either ran a husband’s household or take care of his children. The book traces Daniela’s story at the school and brings pressing questions of gender equality, diversity, sexuality, and immigration to the forefront.

Year of Release: 2019

Author(s): Tehlor Kay Meija

Preview: https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/37868569-we-set-the-dark-on-fire

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ISBN: 0062691325

ebook URL: https://www.amazon.de/We-Set-Dark-Fire-English-ebook/dp/B078R3DFK3

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As part of a series, they could be used as a sole set of texts for teaching throughout a semester. Level of English is B1-B2+.